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Weekly Ongoing Science: Earth's Cycles

Susan Laforet, M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction
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Students will explore cycles that occur naturally on Earth through hands on activities, videos, and teacher led discussion, and demonstrate understanding through a variety of art extensions and games in stand alone lessons. #academic

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 5
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
This class is taught in English.
  • Students will learn what makes a process a cycle, and understand common cycles that occur on Earth and how these cycles influence human activity.
During my 26 years as a public school teacher, I taught inquiry science to all ages groups. When I left the classroom, I served as a science and math teacher development specialist, wrote and delivered science professional development to teachers across the district, and wrote district science curriculum and assessments for elementary grades.
Homework Offered
Some foldable and art extensions may be completed outside class, depending on the topic.
Assessments Offered
Informal assessment through games and class activities
Grades Offered
Certificate of Completion provided at the end of the course.
A full material list can be found at - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v4bK9jPkhKjeHIKlbEPVkSztP5erjJrh/view?usp=sharing
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will interact in class through the Pear Deck and Nearpod platforms as the main presentation tool. Check for Understanding games will be played on Kahoot and Quizlet.  Some pre-screened You Tube videos will be included for content as well as unlisted YouTube videos created by the teacher. None of these resources require students to create log ins or accounts and  they will be presented live through the PearDeck platform.
Joined July, 2021
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree
Texas Teaching Certificate - Elementary Education
I have been sharing my love of science and math with elementary students in public schools for over 26 years. I served most of that time in the classroom and then moved into Instructional Coaching to help other teachers improve their practice in... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-11
1-8 learners per class

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